QUT Ethics Approval Number 1500000402
|Principal Researcher:||Dr Kim Johnston, QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology|
|Associate Researchers:||Dr Amanda Beatson, QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology|
|Dr Paul Maxwell, Principal Scientist – Monitoring and Research, Healthy Land and Water|
Dr Emily Saeck, Senior Scientist - Monitoring and Research, Healthy Land and Water
The purpose of this research is to understand the attitudes and behaviours that underpin expectations and actions towards using and valuing local waterways in communities across Queensland. You are invited to participate in this project because you are over 18 years old and you live in South East Queensland.
Your participation will involve completing an anonymous online survey with Likert scale answers (strongly agree – strongly disagree). The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. Questions will include:
- I feel a strong personal obligation to protect local waterways
- Overall, I am satisfied with my local waterways
- I take notice of wildlife wherever I am
Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary. If you agree to participate you do not have to complete any question(s) you are uncomfortable answering. Your decision to participate or not participate will in no way impact upon your current or future relationship with QUT or with Healthy Land and Water. If you do agree to participate you can withdraw from the project without comment or penalty by closing your browser before you submit. If you close your browser, any data collected may be used. As the survey is anonymous, once it has been submitted it will not be possible to withdraw.
Three ipads are offered as an incentive. You have a one in 50 chance of winning an ipad.
All competition information is summarised in the Terms and Conditions. Survey respondents voluntarily enter the competition by providing an email address at the end of the survey (which is stored separately from survey response data). By entering the competition, they are agreeing to the stated Terms and Conditions, as follows:
Terms and conditions
To be eligible to enter this competition, conducted by Healthy Land and Water (HLW) and QUT, you must be 18 years or over and you must fill in the Healthy Land and Water Social Science Research Survey 2017.
Only one entry per participant. HLW reserves the right to exclude any persons from the competition.
HLW may, subject to State Regulations, terminate this competition or vary its terms at any time at its absolute discretion without liability to any contestant or other person.
The competition will be drawn on Monday, 4th August 2017 at HLW, Level 19, 160 Ann St, Brisbane, Qld, 4000. Winners will be notified email. Three prize winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries. Each winner will receive one 32GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi valued at $469. http://www.apple.com/au/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-9-7/32gb-silver-wifi
If, for some reason a winner is unable to be contacted within three months, despite all reasonable means by HLW, the prize will be redrawn. The results will not be published.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, HLW’s decision shall be final. HLW reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.
To the extent permitted by law, all contestants release from, and indemnify the HLW against, all liability, cost, loss or expense arising out of acceptance of any prize or participation in the competition including (but not limited to) loss of income, personal injury and damage to property and whether direct or consequential, foreseeable, due to some negligent act or omission or otherwise.
Personal contact details collected in this form is for the purposes of processing your entry and used. You may still enter the prize draw even if you do not answer all of the questions or chose to withdraw from the survey early.
It is expected that this project will not directly benefit you. However, it may help to inform policy and community education programs about using and protecting waterways in Queensland. A summary report of this research, in the form of the waterways report card, will be available in November 2017. If you would like to receive a copy of this report via email in November, you will be offered the opportunity to leave your email address at the end of the survey.
There are no foreseen risks associated with your participation in this study. However, if you experience any level of discomfort as a result of completing the survey, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Privacy and Confidentiality
All comments and responses are anonymous and will be treated confidentially unless required by law. The names of individual persons are not required in any of the responses. Any data collected as part of this project will be stored securely as per QUT’s Management of research data policy. Please note that non-identifiable data collected in this project may be used as comparative data in future projects or stored on an open access database for secondary analysis. Data collected in this survey will be used to inform the social component of the 2017 waterways report card and also for comparison for future report cards. The project is jointly funded by QUT and Healthy Land and Water. Healthy Land and Water will have access to the data obtained during the project.
Consent to Participate
Commencing the online survey is accepted as an indication of your consent to participate in this project.
Questions / further information about the project
If you have any questions or require further information please contact one of the research team members below.
Concerns / complaints regarding the conduct of the project
QUT is committed to research integrity and the ethical conduct of research projects. However, if you do have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the project you may contact the QUT Research Ethics Advisory Team on [+61 7] 3138 5123 or email email@example.com. The QUT Research Ethics Advisory Team is not connected with the research project and can facilitate a resolution to your concern in an impartial manner.